Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 17th of November, 2022

Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework Community Call – 17th of November, 2022

Call summary

Welcome to the bi-weekly call focused on Microsoft 365 client-side development. In this call, we focus on using Viva Connections and SharePoint Framework to build solutions for Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online.

New this week


  • Add form customizers to list web part – learn about a utility web part for managing the SPFx form customizer for your SharePoint List and libraries. Webpart allows user to associate a form customizer to a list/library. The web part has a simple interface to associate/remove, can be used across site collections, ability to Select Site, List, Content Type, and ability to choose form type (view/edit/new). CodeTour for walk through.
  • Using Fluent UI 9 in SPFx solutions – see the new Fluent UI version 9 controls and theme provider in a SharePoint Communication site and Teams site. The UI framework has native theming for Teams, SharePoint and Windows. What is Fluent and Fluent UI 9, how are Fluent UI components configured. Fluent UI 7 currently ships with SPFx. UI 9 – Windows 11 styled react based, merges 8 and Northstar (Teams) into 1 library.
  • Visualizing dynamically SharePoint data within SPFx solutions using ERD model – this SPFx web part was built to help Admins visualize data in a SharePoint site using an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD). PnPjs pulls all data from SharePoint and GoJS generates the ERD visualization. Install the web part as an app page web part. Loads all sites, lists, fields, relationships, then dumps data into GoJS, add alerts for threshold limits. Uses SPFx, PnPjs and GoJS.

The host of this call is Marc D Anderson (Sympraxis Consulting) - @sympmarc. Q&A takes place as always in chat throughout the call.

Agenda items

Together Mode


Thank you everybody for joining today’s call. It’s really awesome to see you here. Your continuing support makes this community great for everyone.


Demo references

Thank you for your great work. Samples are often showcased in Demos.

Open-source project status

PnP ProjectCurrent versionRelease/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx)v1.16 (GA)v1.17 - Q1, 2023
PnPjs Client-Side Librariesv3.9 GA, v2.13 GA
CLI for Microsoft 365V6.0 (beta), v5.9.0 GA
Reusable SPFx React Controlsv3.12.0 (GA), v2.9.0
Reusable SPFx React Property Controlsv3.11.0 (GA), v2.7.0
PnP SPFx Generatorv1.16.0v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Searchv4.7.0 (GA), v4.8.0 (beta), v3.23.0 (GA)

General Resources

Other mentioned topics

Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites


Viva Connections & SharePoint Framework bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and also on-premises. Calls are used for the following objectives.

  • SharePoint Framework engineering update from Microsoft
  • Talk about PnP JavaScript Core libraries
  • CLI for Microsoft 365 Updates
  • SPFx reusable controls
  • PnP SPFx Yeoman generator
  • Share code samples and best practices
  • Possible engineering asks for the field - input, feedback, and suggestions
  • Cover any open questions on the client-side development
  • Demonstrate SharePoint Framework in practice in Microsoft Viva, Microsoft Teams or SharePoint context
  • You can download a recurrent invite from Welcome and join the discussion!

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Microsoft 365 PnP team, Microsoft - 17th of November 2022